Overall Length: 44ft 6in 13.56m Waterline: 41ft 0in 12.4m
Accommodation: The very spacious saloon offers a dining table with seats on three sides to seat five people. The saloon is well lit by large hull windows. The galley is installed on the starboard side. Two pipe cots are fitted on the starboard side. The seating area on the port side can be used as a berth. The galley includes a four burner stove and oven, microwave, electric kettle, a sink with cold water tap and storage both above and below worktop height. A large hatch and large windows give light to the area. A freshwater tank is under the cabin sole. The heads includes a sea lavatory, washbasin and electric shaver socket. The forward cabin includes the main shore power incoming switch unit, a double berth, access to the chain locker and large storage lockers at the rear of the cabin. A large escape hatch makes the cabin light and airy in port. The ship's wheel is stored in the forward cabin for security purposes.
Beam: 12ft 3in 3.73m Draught: 4ft 9in 1.44m
Displacement: 14500kg Ballast: 3500kg
Designer and builder: W.R. Durbin, Widnes GB 1978
Ryton 38 sail plan
TAKITEZ was designed and buit by Ron Durbin, a professional structural steel engineer, for his own use. The design was based on Robert Tucker's Scylla 44, a stretched Ryton 38. She was well-known for many years as a reliable all-weather cruiser in the Irish Sea. Her present owner bought her after Ron died, cruised the Menai Straits and brought her ashore in Rhyl for a refit. Her mizzen mast is currently unstepped. She was last surveyed in August 2011 after all rigging had been renewed in stainless steel.
She acquired her unusual name, pronounced "Takiteezee", after Ron suffered an eye injury during her construction. An Asian doctor tried to dissuade Ron from discharging himself from hospital, repeatedly urging, "Tak' it easy, Mr Durbin".
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